Because only together we can
build a world where all of today's youth are safe, strong & valued
Making a Real Difference in People’s Lives
Spotlight UK started in April 2009. We started out to provide low cost activities to help increase confidence and self esteem to children and young people across Basingstoke. However this vision quickly grew and we were able to provide emotional and practical support as well as enjoyable and fun activities to hundreds of children and young people across the area every year.
Year by year we have grown our support and now work across Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and London.
WHAT WE DO
Membership and Mailing List
Children & Family Activities
Ray of Hope
This scheme is to help children who may be struggling, due to being affected by domestic abuse, being in care, or being from Armed Forces Families who have a parent serving abroad.
This scheme is to help children who may be struggling, due to having family with mental health issues, being young carers/adult carers, experiencing loss or separation, or children with a terminal or long term condition.
Show A Little Love
Show a Little Love is Spotlight UKs 2023 care package scheme! This is where we collect and buy supplies for a box of gifts that we gift to children who need “A Little Love”.
Young Carers Network
Spotlight UK want to support our elders, with phone calls, visits, Christmas presents and intergenerational projects.
The aim is to create classes where children can have fun, grow in confidence, reach their potential, improve self esteem, develop self worth, feel safe and smile.
Youth Ambassador Programme
Our Youth Ambassador Programme gives young people the opportunity to make a positive impact within the community for things they feel passionately about.
Making a difference in local communities
In April 2009, Spotlight started to provide free and low-cost activities for young people in Basingstoke, helping them increase confidence and self-esteem. It wasn’t long before the vision grew and founder Michaela could look to expand.
In addition to fun activities for young people, we also provide emotional and practical support where needed – a crucial aspect of supporting mentally healthy youngsters.
Thanks to a small army of volunteers, local business support and a growing need, we have continued to expand and now work across the following areas:
- Basingstoke and Deane
- West Berkshire
- Hart and Rushmoor
- East Hampshire
- Test Valley
- New Forest
We believe everyone should have a chance to fulfil their potential
Regardless of your race, religion, ability, family status or financial background, every child should be treated equally.
- Each child should have chances that will allow them to flourish mentally, physically and emotionally.
- Each child should have opportunities to develop their confidence, self-esteem and social interaction.
- Each child should have access to fun activities regardless of their household income
- Each child should know that there are people to turn to and that they have support to guide them through life’s challenges
As part of our work, we provide a range of inclusive activities, including after school clubs, youth clubs, performing arts activities, arts & craft, sports, outdoor activities and trips. We also provide emotional and practical support for people in need.